While Hurricane Sandy may have left its mark on many Jersey Shore towns, its aftermath serves to illustrate just how resilient these shore communities really are. As another summer season approaches, the shore will welcome millions of visitors for a taste of the real New Jersey.
Reality TV has convinced a lot of people that they are able to get behind the scenes and see what really goes on. The fact that most of it is scripted and manipulated (or edited) to produce a desired outcome…well, let’s not let that get in the way of a good story!
What is missing here is mystery. There is joy in bringing our own thoughts to the table and filling in the gaps in a way that may differ from others.
Well kids, it's been fun sharing my thoughts and pictures about the 2012 Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival. But what I've posted on this corner of the interwebz doesn't even scratch the surface of what YOU can experience down on the farm next year. And now for the rest of the highlights as the sun sets and Tedeschi Trucks closes out yet another fabulous festival.
Just all in a day at the Appel Farm Arts & Music festival. And you thought you had to leave your latent alcoholic tendencies at the door at Appel Farm. Not so! But before we get to the booze, I thought I'd share some choice pictures that I took on the WAY to the beer tent.
Hello Appel Farm fans and noobs! This is JerzeyGrrl reporting from the field of the fabulous Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival. I was a little late getting up 95 this morning but fear not, the best is yet to come! We've got a lot on tap for you today so keep your eyes on your phones and computer screens for the latest and greatest. Better yet, come on down to Elmer, NJ for a great time for everyone. The weather is perfect and the folk beats are bangin'. Not to mention the beer and wine a flowin'...
Paris was super QOOL performing at the historic Folies Bergere! The audiences were fantastic! At the end of the performance of our next to last night in Paris, we had a photography shoot in the lobby of the Folies Bergere. Many audience members had not left the theatre and were thrilled to have a close-up experience with the five members of the cast---Rebecca Covington, Yvette Clark, Patrice Covington-Bland, Wayne Pretlow and Milton Craig Nealy---including pictures with the cast, as well as taking pictures of the cast.
Appel Farm Board of Trustees member Bill May is currently on tour in Europe with a production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Following is the first of a series of blogs Bill will be writing about his experiences. He’s promised to keep us updated, check back soon for the further adventures of Bill May, traveling musician!
The truth is folk music has never really been mainstream popular music. It’s as rare today for a folk musician to grace the Top 40 as it has ever been. So, when you realize that Peter Yarrow (as part of the folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary) placed 12 songs on the chart in the 1960s, you understand that he is a legendary musician who cuts across boundaries and reaches out to all kinds of music listeners.